It is Saito Koji-time again. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings, Gears of Sand Recordings, Median Recordings and element perspective. And he already released eight previous releases via Resting Bell. His latest contribution to the Resting Bell-catalog is really huge. It is a five hour work. 16 titles with a duration of 4:33 minutes each and five long forms with 39 minutes to 48 minutes. The sixteen short tracks play... Topics: Saito Koji, Ambient, Drone
As well as last December we complete June 2012 with another Saito Koji-release. "Sleepy" is a single, one hour long track. His last releases "Guide" and "Again" based on the limited time-frame of three minutes and presented drone and ambient soundscapes in a really focused and condensed version. Listening to a one hour piece is the complete counterpart. The sounds within this track have the chance to evolve with every listen. Based on a simple looping guitar... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
December starts with a new release by Saito Koji. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. And he already did four previous releases via Resting Bell. His new release "Music" is a 5-track album with a complete duration of 70 minutes. Two 20-minute pieces are framing three 10-minute tracks full of tender and dense drone-music. Matching with the starting winter season in the northern... Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
And December ends with another new release by Saito Koji. His follow-up to the earlier released album "Music" is called "Guide". The eight tracks are 3 minutes long, the classical radio hit length. The music is very dense. Starting with very distorted, thick and layered sounds shifting to a clear and calmer atmosphere in the end. All pieces are rather short in the field of ambient or drone music but Saito filled the pieces with an enormous richness and concentration.... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
After a short break in May we start this month with another wonderful release by Saito Koji. Similar as his former RB-release "Guide" "Again" consists of eight tracks, each 3 minutes long. And also the music hits a similar tone. Droning, distorted and dense guitar tones are swirling around. Every piece contains a short melodic loop, presented in a very uncommon lenth. But the pieces are so compact and dense that you don’t need a 30-minute repeating loop. I strongly... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
Saito Koji is a musician from Japan, who creates wonderful minimal drone-music with guitar, keyboards, field recordings and some effects. He is known for his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Time / Line" contains the two pieces "Time" and "Line", with a duration of 33 minutes each. "Time" is drone in the best way. You feel like standing in a field of clouds or wrappped in a warm blanket while listening to... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Saito Koji, Time, Line, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
I think Saito Koji needs only little introduction. Besides his three former Resting Bell-releases, he released his work on labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. His new Resting Bell-release "Luck" consists of three tracks with a total duration of 48 minutes. The first track "Old Tape Magic" starts off with a beautiful 20-minute long drone. Beautiful, bright and shimmering. The short... Topics: Saito Koji, Luck, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
After his fantastic "Beautiful"-CDr on SEM Saito Koji releases another great track on Resting Bell. Besides his work on SEM you may know Saito from his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Candle" is a single 30 minute-ambient-drone-track, and the title fits perfectly to the presented music. Various themes are shifting softly from front to back and back to front. Flicking and shimmering like candle-light. Saito creates a deep and... Topics: Saito Koji, Candle, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
The first release from Median Recordings arrives in the form of "Plus", a gentle EP by Japanese drone ambient artist Saito Koji. "Plus" serves as a hopeful thrust of vitality, boxed in four 4.33 long drone bursts. Influenced by the loss of a near relative and the emotive aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011, Saito Koji provides console and trust with "Plus" while he illuminates the not-so-always-pleasing sphere that happens to be our... Topics: Saito Koji, Median Recordings, Saito, Koji, Plus, med001, Drone, Ambient, Drone ambient
As a warming breeze, Saito Koji returns to Median Recordings with the EP Feel. The two pieces follows the last year’s release of the young Japanese drone musician, Plus, creating a cascade of gentle sound in their respective 20 minutes time. With a striking sense of minimalist approach, Saito Koji continues to supply listeners with his everlasting and hopeful tones, this time as a springtime treat: An EP typically adequate for seasonal warmth. Release date: 29th of March, 2013 Photo: Emmy... Topics: Saito Koji, Saito, Koji, med004, Feel, drone, ambient, Fukushima, Median, Recordings, Median...
Saito Koji continues to produce great single-track longform drone-pieces. Remember his latest release on SEM "Ocean"? Or his former works like "Beautiful" or "Candle"? He is just perfect in building up drone-loops over 30 minutes to one hour and they are never getting boring. "Tokyo Morning Loop" is a 45-minute-piece. The loop repeats over and over in this piece but every time you listen you find another overtone, another little bit of melody you didn't... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Saito Koji, Tokyo Morning Loop, Loop, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small "I"s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, "I". And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man's name... Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, オキシコドン, adrián juárez, andrea carri, bing...